DD and I are training for the 18-mile Tour of Poway (the bunny slope version and my first ever bike event).
I've eliminated fast food except for El Pollo Loco and Rubios, which are both made fresh and use good ingredients, I think, and I only eat those a couple times a week. I only eat whole grains any more, lots of organic fruits and vegetables. When I have chocolate, it's dark. No sodas, ever. Lots of water and green tea instead, and fruit smoothies with a scoop of whey protein powder every other day or so. I'm not calorie counting, though. I think I need to go to that next step, although it seems pretty tedious.
I picked up Bill Phillips' Eating for Life, which seems a sensible way to go food-wise (and no calorie counting involved), but he's a big proponent of protein shakes from Met-RX and those other companies. I don't know if they're good for women or not. I've only ever seen body building men use them. Any suggestions for something more girl-friendly?
Obviously I have a lot of questions here as I'm just starting out. I'll keep reading and learning as I go.
It's all about the journey, right?